Drew has MRI, could be back Tuesday

Updated: June 19, 2010, 9:43 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Saturday the MRI on J.D. Drew's right hamstring showed that the outfielder would not need to go on the disabled list, and that Drew could be back in the lineup as soon as Tuesday night in Colorado.

Drew strained his right hamstring running after Manny Ramirez's line drive during Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I've never had a muscle injury grab me the way that did,'" said Drew, who has a history of hamstring issues.

Drew said he felt more tightness Saturday than when he came out of the game Friday.

Bill Hall started in right field for the Red Sox on Saturday. Boston will look to complete a sweep of the Dodgers on Sunday before an off day Monday.

Drew is batting .276 with eight homers and 37 RBIs for the season.

Gordon Edes covers the Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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